This week’s Sunday Sevens is the culmination of three weeks again – teaming up with Natalie from Threads & Bobbins.
1. My daughter came around for the day to enjoy the continuing hot weather as our garden is more private than hers….and she gets breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked for her.
2. The paddling pool has never seen as much use……
3……and we have actual olives on our olive trees!
4. Cock has learned how to climb the blackberry bush to get to the ripest berries and even throws them down for The Girls.
5. Then he comes in and finishes up the dog food, if he can get away with it. Tess is NOT happy about that.
6. No.2 Son finished school a week earlier than his brother, so we spent some nice time together, just the two of us.
7. The school does all his washing so I had no idea how small his trousers had got until he tried them on for me. He’s been wearing them like this for months and kept ripping the arse out of them – no wonder! His little brother is wearing the other pair and shows how they used to fit just eight months ago!
8. Growing up fast, he might be, but he’s still not too old to come down dressed up like this and scare the living daylights out of me.
9. We managed to sneak in a nice pub lunch with hubby, where my tan matched the colour of the table.
10. Another day, another venue, this time just drinks at a local café.
The pink dress is getting a lot of wear.
11. Craftwise, it’s been slow, but I did manage to complete the border on The Wedding Blanket and just have to block it now before sending it off.
12. Most of my time has been spent doing horrible things like cleaning behind the fridge and painting.
13. We finally got everything done though, and the house is officially up for sale. Here’s the link if you fancy a nose: –
14. No.3 Son is a goalkeeper for the Yeovil’s Junior Premier League and they got to play a mini tournament on the pitch at halftime during a Yeovil Town football match.
15. He was thrilled to bits to have his photograph taken with their goalkeeper afterwards.
16. We had a fun messy day making costumes and painting backdrops for my mother’s 70th birthday party, As it was Art themed, no shower was necessary and No.2 Son went covered in paint.
17. Just in case there is any doubt, that’s me on the far left, dressed up Lichtenstein -style.
18. At about midnight, The Boys collapsed on the straw bales, oblivious to all the music still blaring out around them. Oh, to be able to do that.
19. The Boys made their Gran this crocheted cushion and a knitted scarf, (which I neglected to photograph) on the back of which, No.2 Son gained a commission to make an identical one for an admiring guest.
19. We booked a table for a lovely little pub about twenty minutes away from us, followed the Sat Nav and found that it was an entirely different place to the one we thought we were going to. Such a nice way to discover a new great place to eat!
20. The National Trust said “Yes”! Next step is putting the lease to their legal team for change of use so we can run it as a B+B.
21. Reading through the terms of the I-don’t-know-how-many-pages lease deserved a pint at the end of it.
22. And then I left hubby to deal with the B+B guests while I hopped on a train “oop North”. The first leg of the journey up to Bristol was great and I managed an hour’s uninterrupted sock knitting…..
23. ……a further five hours of standing on two trains without air conditioning, and Ali (akathimberlina) had a very frazzled house guest to collect from the station. #sewdowndewsbury here we come!
Then followed a fab day in the fabric shops with loads of other lovely bloggers…..but that’s a whole different blog post:)